By: Meeta Virmani
Lady Irwin College, New Delhi, India
This place where I live, I call my home,
The home as I know, leaves no one alone.
The home is my house, my community, my nation
The home is your house, your community, your nation.
When the home remains same for both me and you,
On what grounds then, are we divided in blues?
Why can’t my home be yours? Why can’t your mother be mine?
Why do we stay away? Between us, who drew this line?
This line which demarcates and differentiates your home from mine,
This line that is so destructive, so capable to obliterate the sublime.
Should we now pause for a cause, a pause to recreate the creation.
Which shuns away hatred, breaks away walls of discrimination!
I ask again, I request, if to you it seems fine.
Can my home be yours. Can your mother be mine?!